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  • Polish power plant leaks fuel, threatens river

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A malfunction at a Polish power plant on Wednesday caused a leakage of fuel, prompting emergency officials to work to make sure it doesn't contaminate the nearby Vistula River. A spokesman for the plant, Piotr Ludwiczak, said about nine tons of the fuel, an oily...

  • Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country's first reactors under the tighter rules applied after the 2011 disaster. The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepted...

  • California wildfire threatens dozens more homes

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities blamed on marijuana-growing activity is threatening dozens of additional homes. The Bully Fire around the rural community of Igo in Shasta County was threatening more than 68 structures, California Department...

  • Typhoon shifts slightly from Manila, leaves 1 dead

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas, but its fierce wind shifted slightly Wednesday to spare the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely populated northern provinces from being directly...

  • Oil falls below $100 for first time since May

    The price of oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since May even as the deteriorating security situation in Libya has raised questions about whether the country can soon increase crude exports. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 95 cents to close at $99.96 a barrel on the...

  • Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

    The arrangement assuages concerns among Republicans and some Democrats that Obama pick Norman Bay, who led the FERC's enforcement office but has never been a commissioner, lacked experience to head the body.

  • Heartland Institute conference shows the growing power of climate realism

    Heartland Institute's Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, with its 64 speakers from 12 countries, marked a turning point in the climate wars between alarmists and skeptics: A lot more first-timers than dogged veterans showed up for the three-day science marathon, July 7-9.

  • Tennessee county may re-apply for pipeline permit

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An eastern Tennessee county is considering asking the state again for permits that would allow US Nitrogen to build miles-long pipelines to and from the Nolichucky River. The Greene County Industrial Development Board wants the state to grant right of way permits for...

  • North Korea pushes farmers for more

    CHANGPYONG RI, North Korea (AP) — Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance. As North Korean farmers go, Rim is exceptionally lucky. The Changpyong Cooperative Farm where she...

  • Philippines braces for floods, slides from typhoon

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm strengthened into a typhoon Tuesday as it hurtled toward the northeastern Philippines, prompting disaster-response authorities to evacuate thousands of people from villages prone to floods and landslides. Typhoon Rammasun, packing winds of 120...

  • Energy a focus as leaders meet in New Hampshire

    BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — The premiers of the Eastern Canadian provinces and governors of the New England states said Monday that delivering clean energy to this corner of the United States is one of the most important issues facing the region. Energy and economic collaboration were the main...

  • Report: Banana peels, leaves can cure global warming

    Solving the issue of methane and carbon emissions believed to cause global warming can be as easy as composting, according to a groundbreaking new report.

  • How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

    TOKYO (AP) — For years, Japan has struggled to find a site to safely store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants for as long as 100,000 years. Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years — a...

  • Oil edges lower after big drop on Libyan supplies

    The price of oil edged down toward $100 a barrel on Monday after its biggest one-day drop since April following growing expectations of more supplies from Libya. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 28 cents at $100.55 a barrel in electronic trading on...

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government...



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